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Apple Became Top U.S. Smartphone Manufacturer in February





According to the latest report from comScore, back in February, Apple became the top smartphone manufacturer. In the United States, its OEM market share equalled to nearly 42%.

Here are some fact and figures. Among the 186.3 million smartphone owners in the USA, 41.7% were iPhone users. The second place in terms of market share was occupied by Samsung with 28.6%, the third - by LG with 8.3%, the fourth - by Motorola with 5.1% and the fifth - by HTC with 3.8%.


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Sunday, April 12th, 2015. 19:53

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means the time has come for our traditional Sunday post about the most interesting Apple-related news of the week. Let’s take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.


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Sunday, April 5th, 2015. 22:33

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is as Bendable as iPhone 6 Plus [Video]



Even though Samsung officials say the Galaxy S6 Edge features a metal casing, which is 50% stronger than the casing used in other high-end smartphones and that the device is not as bendable as the iPhone 6 Plus, it looks like it is actually a bit more bendable than the 5.5-inch iPhone. According to the results of the latest durability test conducted by a firm called SquareTrade, the smartphone from South Korea bends at 110 lbs of pressure, just like the iPhone 6 Plus. The breaking point of the handset is 149 lbs, while the one of the larger-screened iPhone is 179 lbs. Looks like the 50% stronger casing doesn’t work as it should.


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Sunday, April 5th, 2015. 17:51

Samsung to Produce Chips for Next-Gen iPhones - Bloomberg



According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Samsung will produce A9 chips for the next-generation iPhones. Today’s report has finally confirmed previous rumors, which suggested that Apple would switch from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to Samsung.


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Friday, April 3rd, 2015. 18:31

Apple's Trade-in Program Now Covers Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone Devices



Apple has recently expanded its trade-in program in United States, Canada and a number of European countries to include Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone smartphones. What this means is that if you have a Sony, Samsung, LG, HTC, Nokia or BlackBerry device, you may change it for a discount that may be used when purchasing the iPhone. Moreover, from now on you can not only trade-in your older device directly in the Apple Store, you can mail it to Apple. As you may see, the guys from Cupertino do their best to make people get rid of their non-Apple smartphones and buy iPhones instead.


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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. 23:31

Chinese Firm Compares Apple to Nazis to Promote Its Own Smartphone



Creating anti-Apple ads has for a long time been the priority of Samsung and Microsoft. However, what this companies have never done is comparing the guys from Cupertino and their iOS to Nazis and their regime.

One Chinese company called LeTV has recently released a poster showing Apple in the form of Nazis. This poster has been created as a part of the promo campaign for the company’s upcoming Android device. The offensive image, which has been first spotted on Weibo, is available below, take a look.


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Sunday, March 29th, 2015. 15:50

13-inch MacBook Air SSD is Faster than 11-inch MacBook Air SSD



As you already know, Apple on Monday released slightly refreshed 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models. While both laptops got the same processor and graphics, the larger-screened model was also equipped with a new flash storage that is said to be "up to two times faster" than the flash storage inside of the 11-inch device. iFixit team decided to find out, whether the guys from Cupertino told us the truth about the speed of the SSD. As it turned out, they did.


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Friday, March 13th, 2015. 0:37

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I’m ready to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s not waste our time and start discussing the issues worth your attention right now.


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Sunday, March 8th, 2015. 19:02

iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge: Which One Has Better Fingerprint Sensor?



Following the video showing the iPhone 6 compared to the recently-released Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in terms of speed and responsiveness, a new clip appeared on the Internet earlier today showing the work of fingerprint scanners on both handsets. Just like the previous video, this one was shot by PhoneArena reporters at Mobile World Congress. You may take a look at it below.


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Sunday, March 8th, 2015. 18:45

Galaxy S6 Edge vs iPhone 6 - Speed Comparison



As you probably know, last week, Apple’s main rival announced two new smartphones, namely, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Below you may take a look at one of the first videos showing the S6 Edge compared to Apple’s iPhone 6, which was released last year.


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Saturday, March 7th, 2015. 22:03

Apple to Ship 15.4 Million Apple Watch Units and Occupy 54.8% of Market This Year



According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, the long-awaited Apple Watch may see the record-breaking sales this year. In particular, its market share may be equal to enormous 54.8% with 15.4 million units shipped. The analysts believe Apple’s sales will beat the sales of its rivals from Samsung, LG and other vendors combined. While it is only a report based on the estimates and people’s opinion, I must admit it looks quite realistic. However, the only way to prove its objectivity is to wait for the release of the smartwatch and for the official announce of Apple’s financial results in 2015 at the very beginning of 2016.


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Friday, March 6th, 2015. 20:20

Apple Became World's Largest Smartphone Maker in Q4 2014 - Gartner



According to the latest report from a research firm Gartner, in the fourth quarter of 2014 ending December, Apple managed to sell more smartphones than its main rival, Samsung. This allowed the company from Cupertino to become the largest smartphone maker in the world. As to the numbers, Apple sold as many as 74.8 million iPhone units and the South Korean manufacturer - 73 million smartphones. Apple got the market share of 20.4%, while the share of Samsung was equal to 19.9%.


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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. 13:00

Google to Create Apple Pay Rival Soon?



Following Samsung, who announced a new payments system dubbed Samsung Pay on Sunday, another Apple rival, Google, told about its plans to launch its own payments service called presumably “Android Pay” and create an API, which will let developers integrate the new service into their apps. What can I say? We all live in a very competitive world, that is why so many tech giants create products and services with similar functionality.


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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. 13:04

Apple Watch to Feature 'Power Reserve' Mode - Report



Ahead of the official release of the long-anticipated Apple Watch, which is expected to take place on March 9th, more and more details about the functionality and design of the gadget leak online. According to the most-recent report published by The New York Times journalists, the wearable device will boast of a "Power Reserve" mode. This mode will disable all the other features of the smartwatch and display only time in order to save energy when battery is critically low. Apart from that, the reporters claim that the official release of the Apple Watch should have come a bit earlier, however, due to some technical differences and the loss of several key engineers who left the company in 2014, it comes only now.


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Monday, March 2nd, 2015. 13:55

Samsung Announces Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge



Samsung has just announced its two new flagships, namely, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. This happened at the annual conference called Mobile World Congress. Both devices are thinner and lighter than their predecessors, moreover, they feature new metal and glass bodies, better cameras and serious hardware improvements. And yes, in terms of design, they look very similar to the iPhone 6.


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Monday, March 2nd, 2015. 13:49